Diane Rapaport

P. O. Box 204
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420

Business Phone: (781) 698-7884
Fax: (781) 861-6744

Email: Diane@DianeRapaport.com
URL: www.DianeRapaport.com

Contact between 09:00 am to 09:00 pm Eastern Time


Finalist, 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for History, for The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (Beverly, Mass: Commonwealth Editions, 2007).
Her first book, New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians (Burlington, Mass.: Quill Pen Press, 2006), won three 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association - Best History Book, Best Reference Book, and finalist for Best New Voice (Nonfiction)- and also won the 2007 Connecticut Society of Genealogists Literary Award for Best Genealogical Resource.
3-time winner of "Excellence in Writing" Awards, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, for articles in "Tales from the Courthouse" column, New England Ancestors magazine.


Court records research (New England, 17th-21st centuries)
Colonial New England
African Americans and Native Americans in Colonial New England


The Naked Quaker and Other Tales from the Courthouse
Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records
Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England
African Americans and Native Americans in Colonial New England

See Programs page at www.DianeRapaport.com for further details.

Speaking Conditions:

Will travel to US and international locations
Will sign and sell her book at lectures
Will supply projector and laptop computer
Will supply master for handouts
Will develop new lectures upon request
Audio/video taping negotiable
No home housing, please

Previous Engagements:

New England Regional Genealogical Conference
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Harvard University
Boston Public Library

Please see Schedule page of website for complete list of recent and upcoming lectures.


Diane Rapaport, a former trial lawyer, has made a new career as a historical consultant, award-winning author and popular speaker. She offers an unusual combination of expertise and experience - in law, history and genealogy - and she enjoys discovering and telling the stories of our past. She specializes in court records and other historical resources of New England, and her current research focuses on African Americans and Native Americans in the colonial period.
Please visit Diane's website, www.DianeRapaport.com, for a bio and further information about her publications and lecture schedule.
Her research and consulting business, Quill Pen Historical Consulting, offers:

  • Historical research and analysis
  • Transcribing, editing and indexing historical records
  • Writing family, community and organizational histories
  • Litigation support
  • Teacher training and curriculum development
  • Lectures and workshops
    Please visit www.QuillPenHistorical.com for more information.

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